Sarah Snook to lead suburban thriller series All Her Fault

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Sarah Snook is returning to TV as the lead of thriller series
All Her Fault.
Sarah Snook is returning to TV as the lead of thriller series All Her Fault. Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

After her barnstorming West End production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Australian superstar Sarah Snook has signed on to star in and produce a TV series called All Her Fault.

The suburban thriller will be adapted from Irish author Andrea Mara’s best-selling book and has been commissioned by American streamer Peacock, whose titles end up in Australia primarily on Stan or Binge.

The TV adaptation is expected to closely follow the plot of the book with the official logline the same as the novel.

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Snook will play a woman named Marissa who goes to pick up her son Milo from a playdate with a boy from his new school. The twist is when the door opens, the woman standing there is a stranger and Milo is nowhere to be found.

As news spreads of the boy’s disappearance, suspicion starts to fall on a group of women, any one of whom could have Milo. Mara’s book is set in Dublin but the setting may be changed for the series.

Sarah Snook as Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy in the fourth and final season of Succession.
Sarah Snook won an Emmy for her performance in the final season of Succession. Credit: BINGE/HBO/TheWest

All Her Fault was created by Megan Gallagher, who has previously helmed TV shows Seizure, a supernatural Scandi-noir, and Wolf, a British crime series starring Ukweli Roach (Blindspot) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones).

There’s no release date for the show but it was commissioned in February so it may go into production soon before Snook, who will also serve as executive producer, returns to the stage in The Picture of Dorian Gray when it moves to Broadway in 2025.

Snook won the Olivier Award for her demanding performance in the Sydney Theatre Company production’s West End run in London. The stage adaptation requires her to play 26 different characters in a production where she is the only actor on stage, aided by an ensemble of camera crew.

The 14-week season ended in May. Eryn Jean Norvill originated the role in Sydney in 2020.

Sarah Snook in the London run of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Sarah Snook in the London run of The Credit: Marc Brenner/Sydney Theatre Company/Michael C, Dorian Gray.

The Adelaide-born Snook has kept busy since wrapping up five seasons of the acclaimed drama Succession, in which she played Siobhan Roy, the only daughter of a media mogul who pits his adult children against each other in power games to determine who was worthy of taking over his empire.

Created by British writer Jesse Armstrong, Succession drew from the real lives of dynastic corporate families including the Murdochs, the Sinclairs, the Redstones and the Maxwells.

Snook won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work in the final season. Collecting the Emmy gong onstage, Snook thanked her baby daughter, who she was pregnant with while filming the final season.

She said her biggest thank you went to, “someone who won’t understand anything that I’m saying at the moment, but I carried her with me in this last season. And really, it was her who carried me.

“It’s very easy to act when you’re pregnant because you’ve got hormones raging. It was more that the proximity of her life growing inside me gave me the strength to do this and this performance.

“I love you so much, and it’s all for you from here on out.”

Snook’s previous credits include films Run, Rabbit, Run, Predestination, The Dressmaker and Not Suitable for Children, and the series Spirited, Black Mirror, The Beautiful Lie and Koala Man.

She has also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for being part of the Succession ensemble and two AACTA Awards.

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